Topic: Maggie Fick
In the final round of national elections, Nigerians cast votes for local governors Tuesday. As in previous rounds, the voting process was messy, but much cleaner than those of 2007.
04/27/2011 02:40 pm
Violence in towns along Sudan's north-south border has prompted a flurry of accusations that are setting a poor stage for the country to peacefully split this summer.
03/18/2011 02:48 pm
South Sudan's army is waging a war against a rebel militia. The UN peacekeeping mission has stepped aside to allow the operation to unfold – potentially at a cost to civilians caught in crossfire.
03/15/2011 04:22 pm
South Sudan's charges that Khartoum is arming rebel movements to destabilize the future independent country could further strain between the historic rivals.
02/23/2011 03:01 pm
The United Nations humanitarian office in South Sudan's capital, Juba, says that 1 in 7 women who become pregnant 'will probably die from pregnancy-related causes.'
02/10/2011 02:22 pm
South Sudan will become an independent state on July 9. Will it be able to unify its disparate ethnic groups to form its own national identity?
02/09/2011 01:41 pm
South Sudan's capital, Juba, is exploding with new construction, incoming foreign residents and new embassies.
01/31/2011 02:59 pm
Many are skeptical of how much outsiders can help South Sudan build itself into a country, but correspondent Maggie Fick has met some she thinks can make a difference.
01/28/2011 02:20 pm
South Sudan's government has brought home hundreds of South Sudanese, but it seems unable to meet the needs of the people who arrived before that and are still trying to establish themselves.
01/26/2011 04:20 pm
The UN is already preparing for the potential of significant violence following Sudan's Jan. 9 referendum, which could disrupt food supply and prompt mass migrations.
12/21/2010 02:51 pm
Local journalists found greatly polarized opinions among Abyei's Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities, a window into the tension surrounding next month's Abyei vote and a larger referendum on Sudanese unity.
12/17/2010 10:41 am
In an effort to keep readers clicking, editors and journalists may be making the climate of the Sudan referendum appear more dire than it actually is.
11/09/2010 01:51 pm
South Sudan, which remains less-developed than much of the north, is using revenue from its vast oil resources to shore up unity with local leaders, rather than development efforts.
10/25/2010 10:14 am
The upcoming Sudan referendum will pose a challenge for Renk, a town that is technically in south Sudan but is heavily influenced by north Sudan's culture and economy.
10/18/2010 03:00 pm
South Sudan lacks much of the infrastructure and the civil society needed for a successful state. If it gains independence, the country will need more people like Veronica Ajok Angok.
09/30/2010 12:27 pm
Negotiations are progressing slowly on an upcoming referendum to determine if South Sudan will become a independent nation, with little progress over how to share the region's oil wealth.
09/14/2010 12:23 pm
Africa Monitor From Christianity and Islam to the LRA: five stories on Africa you really shouldn't miss
The antigenocide group the Enough Project gathered five stories on human rights trends in Africa, from a book review on religious faultlines in Africa to a barge ride down the Congo River.
09/07/2010 03:56 pm
If a referendum on South Sudan's independence ends with a vote for secession from Sudan, internal clan rivalries could complicate the transition to independence.
09/03/2010 09:57 am